Student found with gun in backpack at Port Orchard’s Mullenix Ridge school

Student found with gun in backpack at Port Orchard’s Mullenix Ridge school
Student found with gun in backpack at Port Orchard’s Mullenix Ridge school

A kid of a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office employee unintentionally introduced a loaded handgun to college, Mullenix Ridge Elementary, in a backpack and the weapon was uncovered by a faculty team member while retrieving a various product from the student’s backpack. No direct threats or harm were reported and the weapon was provided to legislation enforcement.

The college student introduced the weapon “unintentionally” and a staff member saw the gun when searching into the backpack, in accordance to an electronic mail by South Kitsap University District’s superintendent Tim Winter to South Kitsap family members and team customers Friday afternoon. 

The district’s safety, protection and emergency management director contacted law enforcement and they took possession of the weapon, Winter said.

There was no direct threat during the incident, in accordance to an e mail sent by the Mullenix principal, Barbara Pixton, to mom and dad and staff associates. The grade of the college student was not identified. It also stated that disciplinary measures have been taken in cooperation with the student’s family members.